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PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1901
VOL. XII. NO. 6.
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WAS HIS BUSY DAY
President Received Fed
eral Officials of Frisco
HE ASKED FOR A JOB
The First Bequest He Said He Had
Mado, and He Thought Some At
tention Ought to Be Paid to It He
Eeviewed the Volunteers and
Hade an Excavation for
Snn Francisco, May 23. President
McKinley spent a fairly busy day.
After breakfnstlng at the residence ot
Irving Scott, ho teturned to his tem
porary home nnd received a delegation
or federal ofllolals. The reception was
very Informal nnd lasted twenty min
President McKinley asked the federal
officials to piovlde a position, for an old
man named ISItter. who served In his
regiment during the civil war. Mr. Hit
ter lost u leg In battle, nnd I?. now a
resident of San Leandro. The president
remarked that this was the llrst ap
pointment he had asked for and hoped
his old comrade, would be provided for.
The ofllclals promise to do so.
The most Important event of the day
came next. It was the president's visit
to the Presidio, where he reviewed the
Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth volunteer
Infantry regiments, Just returned from
the Philippines to be mustered out of
service. When the president mounted
the reviewing stand tho soldiers three
cheered him. He spoke briefly with
The president next visited the gen
eral hospital, going through every sick
ward, bowing and speaking words of
cheer to every sick soldier.
THEY SET HIM TO DIGGING.
San Francisco, May 23. In the pres
erve of several thousand people. Presi
dent McKinley this afternoon turned
over the first shovelful of cod In Union
square, where a monument commemo
rative of Admiral Dewey's victory at
Manila bay Is to be erected. The affair
was an Informal one.
TALKS TO NATIVE SONS
The Pioneers of California and Mexi
can War Veterans.
Sn Francisco, May 23. At the recep
tion tendered him at the Native Sons'
hall by the Mexican war veterans, pio
neers and Native Sons and Daughters,
tho president responded as follows:
"Mr. president, my fellow citizens:
I have been nbsent from the capital of
tlie nation for now nearly four weeks
and during that period It seems to me
that for the greater part of the time,
I have been either on historic ground
or In the midst of sacred nnd historic
memories. (Applause.) 1 stood within
the walls ot the old building In the
tlty of New Orleans where that mighty
transaction took place which trans
ferred the vast territory of Louisiana
from the Hag of France to the flag of
the United States. (Great applause.)
"I stood on that sacred ground In the
state of Texas where mcrt fell for lib
erty and Independence. And now, to
day, I am brought face to face with
the veterans of the Mexican war, with
the pioneers of California nnd with
their sons and daughters. (Great ap
plause.) It la a proud honor and priv
ilege to me to pay my respects aye.
more, my affectionate homage to tho
brave men who snatched this territory
and dedicated It to freedom forever.
"And It gives me a satisfaction which
I cannot find words to express, to meet
the, builders of the state, the pioneers
of California, the adventurous youths
as the president has said, who psno
trated this distant region In the mew
orlal war of '49. (Great applause.) God
bless tho veterans of the, Mexican war
and tho pioneers ot California and
BOATSWAIN MULLER'S BRAVERY.
Medal of Honor and Gratuity of $100
Washington, May 20. Tho navy de
partment has made public the corre
spondence In the case ot Boatswain
Frederick Muller. now on duty in tho
Philippine Islands, whose friends re
cently endeavored to obtain for him the
medal of honor and grntulty of $100 pro
vided for In a toctlon of tho revised
statutes In cases of extraordinary hero
Ism displayed by seamen. Muller's ex
ploit was performed duilng the recent
Spanish-American war. He was then
irvlng as a mate aboard the Wompa
tuck, nnd, during an engagement with
the Spanish forces off Mnnzanlllo June
20. 1893. the American vessel Hornet
....... .itflnhlnil i. tlt.k nnmiVa 1m find
tho Wompatuck was signaled to take
her in tow. Under a seveic fire this
service was accomplished In the. coolest
and most expedltous manner by Mate
Muller and Boatswain's Mate Alfred
Woodruff, nnd the fasts between the
two vessles successfully secured. For
this feat Muller -was promoted to be a
The application was referred to Judge
Advocate General Lemly for an opinion
as to whether Iloatr.waln Muller's case
rnmo within the province of tho reward!
n.rtiMnt fn in lid. rAt'Uml tntlltn
Judge Lemly returned an affirmative'
decision, nnd tho navy department no-
cordlngly awarded the medal nnd
gratuity with the comment that "The
depaitment takes great pleasure In
commending the courageous conduct of
Boatswain Muller'and has awarded him
a medal of horror and a gi utility of.
TURKEY EARS TYPEWRITERS.
Claims Thej Mas1 Be Used for Seditious
Constant Inoplo, May 23. The custom
authoiitlcH have piohlblted the entry
of typewiltliig machines Into Turkey,
and 200 machines now In the custom
house have been ordered returned to
the consignors. The authorities have
taken tho peculiarly characteristic L
characteristic attitude that there Is no
distinct featuio about typewriting by
which the authors-hip could be recog
nized or a person using a -machine be
traced, and that, consequently, anyone
Is able to put In type seditious writings
without fear of compromising himself.
Hektographlng paste and lluld are
nls oprohiblted for flmllar reasons.
The embassies arc making repre
sentations on the subject, with the view
of Inducing the Turkish government to
take up a more reasonable attitude.
MEXICAN STEEL PLANT IN TRUST
Combine Said to Have Secured Control
of the One Now Being Built.
Monterey, Mexico, Mny 23. It Is stat
ed here on good authority that the $10,.
000.000 steel plant, which Is being con
structed by Eugene Kelly of New York
and a number of Mexican capitalists,
has "been brought under the control of
the steel trust.' It will be S3ver.il months
bofoie the plant is completed nnd icady
THE ABMY OF THE TOTOMAC
Thirty-Second Annual Beunion
That Famous Organization.
Utlca, N. Y.,.May 23. The thirty-second
annual reunion, of the Society ot the
Army of the Potomac began here this
morning with an unusually large at
tendance. Nearly 100 officers of high
rank were registered. The day's pro
gramme comprised a business meeting,
public exercises and a parade. "MaJ.
Gen. W. J. Sewell, president of the so
ciety, presided over the buslneoi ses
sion, and Ger. Horatio C. King acted
The features of Ihe public exercises
were an oration of Gen. Grenvllie M.
Dodge and the recitation of a poem
written for the occasion by Miss
Leonora Peck of Burlington, N. J. To
morrow the drstlrwuished visitors and
their ladles will enjoy an excursion to
tho Adirondack. and, returning to thlD
city In the evening, will attend the an
nual reunion "banquet, for which elab
orate preparations aie toeing made.
TEXAS OIL COMPANIES.
33S of Them Have Been Organized
Since Jnnuary 10.
Austin, Tex., May 23. The oil com
panies chartered under the laws of
Texas since the discovery of oil at
Beaumont, Jnnuary 10 last, now num
btr 338, with a total capitalization of
$130,334,590. During the past week fifty
companies hnve been organized with
a capitalization of J17,77p,000. Of the
companies nearly all are Chartered for
the purpose ot developing the Beau
mont flti'd, though a number have
properties located In other sections of
the state which they propose to de
In addition to the Tdxas companies
there are ten foreign CSrrvpanles with
a capitalization of $9,000?0Q0 which have-
secured permits to do business In the j
BOGUS II BLIP WANTED "ADS."
A Large Number of Persons Brought
To Port Cherter By Them.
Port Chester, May 23. A score of
unemployed men have bsen lured from
various parts of the state to this place
by bogus advertisements In New York
newspapers. A half dozen advertise
ments were Inserted. Each called for
from five to thirty men to come to
Port Chester nt once to take places
paying from $3 to $." a day. The nab-es
of prominent local business men and
manufacturers -were forged to the ad
vertisements. MORAVIAN MUSIC
Observance of a Custom Descended
From Mediaeval Germany. ' J
Bethlehem, Pa., May 23. At an early
hour this morning six trombone players
In picturesque costume ascended to the
belfry of the venerable and historic
Moravian church and awakened the
echoes In the quiet city of 'Bethlehem
by playing a solemn choral. This quaint
ceremony, borrowed from the customs
of mediaeval Germany, marked the
opening of a three days' musical festiv
al held under tho auspices of tho Mora
vian Church and direction by J. Fred
Wolle, the church organist and choir
master. The programme of this, the opening
day, consisted of the Christmas ora
torio, produced entire. Tomorrow the
"St. Matthew's Passion" Is to be sung
and on the concluding day the B minor
mass. The chorus Includes 110 mem-
"ers, and In certain numbers- will be
assisted by a force of 100 boys. Many
n-uslc overs from various parts of
Pennsylvania and neighboring states
are here for the festival ana tne
capacity of the historic church will be
taxed at every performance.
GOMPERS' PEACEFUL MISSION.
Chicago, May 23. Samuel Gompers,
nrewldent of the American Federation
of Labor, arrived "In Chicago today!
' fvv rlrMnnn tl TTa la hnra frt BAttlol
deputes existing anion? the various.
STATE WATER RIGHTS
The Supreme Court to Decide
an Important Question
The Subject of Interstate Bights Is
Likely to Become a More and
More Important One in tlie
Washlngton, May 23. The suit filed
this week In the supreme court by Kan
sas agalnft Colorado to restrain the
latter state from using the waters of
tho (Arkansas river Is thj culmination
of a controversy extending over many
years. The question involved In this
suit Is of supreme Importance to at
least a dozen states and territories and
even has a bearing upon the Interna
tional relations of the United States
with Canada and Mexico.
The final decision In this ease will de
termine tho question of Interstate water
rights. For many years Kansas has
maintained that she suffered from the
great Irrigation development In Colo
rado, whereby the head waters of Im
portant rivers In Knnsns were diverted
from their natural (low and thus failed
to replenish the streams of that slate
at a time when molerure was necessary
to the piosperlty of hundreds of farm
ers. This matter has played an im
portant part In political campaigns In
iviiiiHiM, ior i'ucn cumunate lor mo or- t
fk'o of nttornov ironprnl lins nrnmlspil J
to present tho Kansas side of tho con
troversy to tho supremo rourt of the
United Stated. It has not reached this
itage, however, until this week, and the
supreme court Is now 'called upon to
pass upon this question for the llrst
. . . nther!cause of lts qualities as a lubricant, and
i . K.f. i- t- o. Corslcana Is anxiously nwaltlng the
les, but Irv Kansas I , ., ,.. ,
Incentive for idta- f on,nIetlon ' tne icflnery now In course .
Like questions) hav
slates and terrltorl
there Is a political Incentive for agll
tlon. Hence that state Is the first to
actually take stops to determine the In
terstate legal rights. Wyoming Is alto
largely Interested In the outcome and a
similar move against Colorado has been
contemplated there. Colorado 1 really
the point of attack for all the surrounding-
states and territories, as nearly all
of the laree rivers from -which water Is
taken for irrigating purposes In tho far
west have their origin In Colorado's
mountains. The outcome of the cull Is
of tremendous Importance to the people
of Colorado, for while that tfatels more
celebrated for Its enormous mineral
wealth and output, heragilcultUr.il de
velopment has become even greater
during the past tei) years 'and the total
amount of agricultural produce placed
upon the market by Coloiado farmers
now has a greater value than tho bul
lion and ore sold from thr mine?.
Tho state of Colorado has mt yet
made answer to the application or Kan
sas for an Injunction restraining Colo
rado farmers from using tho wnterbf
the Arkanras river, though fucIi answer
will shortly bo filed. In speaking of tho
probable outcome of the suit the attor
ney general of Colorado recently said:
"I would like '.o se- thl matter taken
to tho supremo court. There are two
questions involved: one Is a question of
fan and tho other of law. The ques
tion of law Is, of course, the most Im
portant as a matter of general 'applica
tion. The rupreme (ourt, In a case ot
this kind, would pass upon tho right
of each state to the ownership of all
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the waters originating within Its bound -
people cf other states Into which such
waters flow. In this particular case of
Kansas vs Colorado we fesl sure of be
ing able to establish certajn facts which
J will prove Kansas to be In error In the
I complaints made, for we have knowl
edge that many of the old s?ttlers along
the Arkansas valle will testify there
Is more -water today In the underdo v
In Kansas -than there ever was before.
It Is a well known fact that a large
percentage of the water which Is taken
out of the stream for Irrigation pur
poses finds Its way back Into th bed
of that stream In course of time."
The Aikansas valley Is n broad green
ribbon, across the western and south
western part of Kansas. There are cit
izen towns upon It whose population
will aggregate 50,000, and It ds estimated
that at least GO.000 more people 11 v
upon farms. "More than two-fifths of
these bottom lands are 'annually culti
vated, a largo part of them with the
nld of ditches and wind mills. Kansas
assorts that tho plaintiffs can prove
a constant diminution of the water sup
ply In direct ratio to the Irrigation de
velopment of Colorado. What Is espe-
dally feared at this time Is the plan
to build great reservoirs, in Colorado
and stop even, tho flood water from
coming Into the states to the east. The
lands In the valley of tho Arkansas aro
estimated to be worth $75,000,000, and,
It Is asserted, that these values are
rendered unstable by the ever present
threat of a diminished water r.upply.
This question of Interstate water
right Is of vast importance to the west.
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streams which flow In more than
one state. It touches the rights
grants of railroads, affects tho flow of
Immigration, and would have cons.lder
able bearing upon the proposed recla
mation of arid lands by the govern
ment. New Mexico hns complained for
of the use made by Colorado of
. . . . . .
water which flows Into New Mexican
streams. Texas complains of New 'Mex
ico on like grounds. Wyoming threat
ens suit against Colorado and Montana.
Mexico asks damages of tho United
States for the diversion of the waters
of the Rio Grande by citizens of tho
latter country. The United States Is
now proposing to change the course of!
the St. Mary's river, which runs Into
.Canada fromMontana, and It Is not dif
ficult to anticipate an international
controversy as a result.
As -water available for Irrigation be
comes scarcer and more expensive to
get these questions assume greater Im
nnrfnnnA nnrl If In neppSMiVrv tn flip Rat-
Ir.factory development of row area thnt j varle ty of topics of Interest to the
they shall be promptly adjudicated. Theitrac,e w"' "e i'32uaei-
outcome of the suit of Kansas: against
Colorndo will be awaited with deep con
cern by the 7,000,000 people who live on
(he Irrigated lands of the west, and If
tho decision bo as comprehensive as. Is
hoped a precedent will be established
for all time.
OVER THE FALLS.
Fate of a Visitor to the
Niagara Falls, May 23. At 4:3.1
O'clock this afternoon an o'd man,
supposed to be William Bnrdhouse, of
Brampton, Ont., committed suicide by
Jumping Into the river a short dis
tance back of Prospect Point. The
water there rushes with great rapidity,
and In a moment his body was swept
over the brink of the American Falls.
At tho same time Prospect park was
full of people and many men and wo
men standing nt Prospect Point were
witnesses of the tragedy.
Where the. man leaped Into the wafr
a soft hat, spectacles, $4.63 In money,
a caid bearing the name of William
Bardtiouse nnd a card of a Niagara
hotel were found. Bardhouse arrived
In the city yesterday on his way to the
Pan-American exposition, he said.
He left the hotel early this afternoon,
since which time he has not been seen.
The body Is likely to b recovered In a
REFUSE THE PRICE OFFERED.
Powell Field Producers Won't Connect
With the Plpo Line.
Corslcana. Texas, Mny 23. II seems
that the statement sent from this point
relative to tho Intuition ot he heavy
ol! producers In tho Powell Held to ac-
ept the price offered by the pipe line
coinoany for their product and to Im
mediately connect their wells with the
pipe line was a mistake. A number ot
them are still holding aloof. They ex
press the greatest conlldcnce that that j
oil will prove- to be ot even greater
value than any light oil yet found, be-
THE PROSPECT FOR WHEAT
New York, May 23. rDispatches from correspondents of R. G. Dun &
Co. throughout the winter wheat belt promise an unusually satisfactory
yield. Conditions have materially changed since the earlier statement
was prepared, and especially as respects the Hessian fly, -which threat
ened various destruction In some sections a few weeks-ago. i
' The grain F.as now made sufficient progress to preUude extensive
losses through the ravages of thls'pest, and there is little sign of other
untoward Influences. In many states the acreage planted was slightly
smaller than last year'?, but a better condition as a rule suggests an
equally good yield.
of erection near jPowell for the man
ufacture of lubricating oils. With the
exception of the Rautman-Dlffey Inter
ests, and possibly the -wells owned by
Oliver & Earn-, -no oil from the Powell
or heavy oil Held Is going Into the pipe
line company's tanks, while the produc
ers there, Incl'idlng Johnson & Aiken
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a demand Is created at a higher price
than 23 cents per barrel.
ILLINOIS CONG REG ATIONALISTS.
The Last Day of the State Assembly
of the Church.
Galceburg, 111., May 23. There was no
diminution of Interest manifest at the
sessions of this, the last day of tho
Illinois assembly of CongregntlonalistE.
The llrst hour of the morning session
was devoted to the disposal of unfin
ished business and at 10 o'clock tho
regular programme was commenced
with the customary service of prals.e
nnd prayer. Addresses on church topics
were then delivered by Rev. J. H. Mc
Laren of Princeton, Rev. Arthur Arm
strong of Chicago, and Rev. William
Evans of Rogers Pnik. A stirring nd
dressi on tho subject, "The Church at
Work," by Rev. James Chalmers of
Elgin closed tho morning sesr.lon. At
the -farewell meeting this afternoon the
speakers will include Rev. S. H. Dana
of Quincy, Rev. J. T. Blanchnrd of
Aurora, Rev. II. A. Bushnell of La.
Grange, Rev. F. E, Hopkins ot Chicago,
and Rev. P. SI. Snyder of Rockford.
HARDWOOD LUMBER MEN.
Chicago, 111., Mar 23. The third an
nual meeting of the National Hardwood
Lumber association, which opened hero
today, attracted representative.-, from
Michigan, Illonlosi, Minnesota, Texas,
ions, Wisconsin, vni, lemieisuc.
1 T. ah 4.. nl.i, n . .1 rtdin. I r i r llln.lA.
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sections 01 me country, i-resiiieiii w.
A. Bennett or Cincinnati caueo tne
gathering to order and delivered the
opening address, In the cours of -which
he reviewed tho present condition and
prospects of the lumber trade. The
business session will be continued to-
I ymrrrr fiYiil ()ia nnvent mn will wimf
morrow and the convention will come
to a close -with a banquet In the even
Memphis, Tenn., May 23. The South
ern Wholesale Grocers' association,
composed of leading merchants from
al lover the southern stales, assembled
In annual nession in this city today.
Several hundred dclegutes from the
chief cities and towns of Tenner.see,
Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Georgia,
Kentucky, Arkansas! and the Carollnas
are present. Tho sessions will continue
through the remainder of the week and
Royal Society May Create an
Academy of Letters
A Discussion of the Need of Guardians
of English Pure and UndeAled.
Americans, However, Are Not To
London, May 23. The Royal society,
that most ancient and conservative
scientific body, Is wrlously considering
the creation of an English academy of
letters similar to that of the French
Immortals. Tho matter was carefully
debated at a private meeting of the so
ciety this week, where opinions seemed
pretty evenly divided. The movement
started a few weeks ago, the Immediate
cause being the fact that the non-existence
ot a literary depai-tment of the so
ciety prevented Its proposed afilllationi
with similar societies on the continent
and the formation of an International
It was argued by the promoters of the
scheme thnt It wan high time that Eng
land created an authorized body ot
literary men, which would be spontane
ously recognized as mentors and which
In a senye would be a court of the high
est apieal In nil matters of languages.
It was urged that there were no official
guardians of English pureond undeflled,
and that the creation of such a section
of tho Royal society was an eminently
fitting solution of the difficulty.
The point naturally aror that the
American branch of the Anglo-Saxon
community would not be represented in
such a council. It appeared shortly that
this was one of the motives of certain
of the projectors for making the board
strictly English or British. Infact.lt
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has been distinctly hinted, agalnt-the
danger of American Innovation?, that
the British Immortals should stand as
an unvleldlng bulwark of the language.
The subject was referred to,a special
committee by the council of the society
a few weeks ago, and the report was
discussed at tho last meeting. The re
port made no recommendations but
simply sifted the arguments. It was
admitted that the exclusion from the
Royal sclety under the terms of mem
bership of such thinkers and philoso
phers n3 Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb,
Herbert Spencer and the Right Hon.
Edward Lecky was a great loss, and It
was an anomaly by which tho Right
Hon. James Bryce was admitted on a
technicality aB a privy councillor In
stead of as a Ilterateur.
Tho chief difficulty In the minds of
several of the members present was
that an alteration of the'soclety's char
ter would be necessary before It could
create nn English academy of letters
under Its auspices and the patronage
of the crown.. It was also declared that
a crown grant of money was Imperative
before adequate Influence and prestige
could be secured.
It should be added that there was not
a word uttered In tho course of the dis
cussion In criticism of American In
lluenco upon the modem English lan
guage. The meeting finally left the
matter for further action by the coun
cil, which will probably refer It to a
committee for additional consideration
before It again comes before the full
ADMIRAL BRIDGE ON CHINA.
Two of More of the Powers May Have
New York, May 23. Vlce-Admlral Sir
Cyprian Bridge, K. C. B., who arrived
at this port yesterday, left today on
his way to Pekln to take command of
the British China squadron and relieve
Admiral Seymour, the present com
mander In Chinese waters.
When asked his opinion regarding
the present condition of affairs In
China, he said:
"Matters in the far east so far as
Britain and Russia are concerned have
cleared somewhat. The situation, how
ever, Is not yet robbed! of Its gravity
for the powers who took part In tho
march to Pekln, and It would not be
surprising If even yet there was to be
a conflict between two, If not more, of
the countries engaged In what Is really
police duty at present. Russia, It
seems. Is making herself extremtely
disagreeable to Japan In the region of
Corca, and the virile eastern empire
strangely In contrast with that of
China Is said to be preparing for the
struggle, which from -the present out
look seems to be Inevitable In the near
future. The czar's government robbad
Japan of what were considered Its
legitimate spoils of conquest. The
Muscovite practically compelled the
evacuation of Port Arthur, nnd Japan
hag never forgotten that unfriendly
act The powers are still In an attitude
of antagonism, and little friction would
bring about a conllagaratlon. Tho
dangers of a conflict between the two
powers Is not to be lightly regarded
by other nations interested. I have
no doubt that France, If her Interests
were menaced, would side with Russia
If Russia and Japan were ever to come
A DOUBLY FATAL DUEL.
Onp of the PrlncipalsiAlready Dead, the
Lake Charier, I.a., May 23. Harry
Ilagan, an engineer. Is dead, and II. (
Mullens, a hack driver, fatally wound
ed, as the result of a duel between the
two In the Pelican saloon on Ryan
street at 11:30 tonight. The original
cau3e of the difficulty between, the two
men is not known, but It Is a fact that
a fatal cutting scrape between them
was narrowly averted some time ago.
Tonight when Mullens met Hagart In
the bar room, the old trouble was re
newed. Hagnn drew his pistol from a
box behind the bar and aimed at Mul
lens, but the pistol snapped. 'Mullens
In the meantime drew his pistol and
fired. Hagan's pistol snapped a sec
ond, time and then a regular fusllade
enEued, with the result ao already re
KING HUMBERT'S ASSASSIN.
He Found Prison Life
Romp, May 23. Bre.scl, the assassin
of King Humbert, has committed sui
cide at the penitentiary of Santo Ste
fano. Brescl recently has been suf
fering from extreme excitement de
clared to be "from remorse. Tuesday
night he made a rope from his blan
kets and strangled himself,
THE PLATT AMENDMENT '
The Prospect of Its Adoption Not
Havana, May 23. El Muende today
claims, that the Cuban constitutional
convention stands 11 to 14 on, the Piatt
President Capote, who Is opposed to
It, holds the deciding vote,
OIL FOR FUEL ON THE S. P.
Tanks Being Mado Along the Line In
Texas and Louisiana.
Houston, Tex., May 23. Those -who,
a few months ago, were Joudly pro
claiming that tho establishment of a
market for the Beaumont oil would re
quire years ot time, even then be al
mostr a matter of Impossibility, have
evidently awakened; to a realization. ot
the absurdity of their portion,
..O.ne never hears Mich talk JiovijnndJJjarc;jlr sa. bankers, of about 1003
If there are those who still entertain bv. forKinrr documents" purporting' to
j this belief they are not making any fuss
about It. The fact Is becoming appar
ent that by thp time the producers of
the oil get in shape to supply It, the
market will have been already estab
lished. The utilization of the oil for fuel on
the Southern Paclllc engines at least
on the Texas and New Orleans division
now seems to be .in assured fact, for
the Immediate future, and when It Is
adopted, that In itself will create a do-
jmand for considerable quantities of the
product. It Is announced that tanks
will be put in at Houston Beaumont,
Lafayette and New' Orleans for the
purpose of storing the liquid fuel, and
the announcement Is 'backed up by the
actual commencement of work.
The foundation for the tank at Beau
mont has already been completed, and
work on the same at the other points
named will be in progress within a
short while. Tlie foundations, how
ever, do not represent any great
amount of labor and but little time Is
required In their construction.
It's tho eecuring ot the tanks that
will lake up the most time, but it is. be
lieved that even this will not necessi
tate a long -wait for the change to be
made. As soon as the tanks shall have
been placed In position and the oil so
cured, tho engines of the Texas and
New Orleans division will be altered to
cons.ume that fuel Instead of coal, and
the great system, will have advanced
another Btep In progress and industrial
The tanks aro to be what Is known
as the ninety-foot tanks, and the ca
pacity of each will be 33,000 barrels, or
BASE BALL FIELD
Where Games Were Won and Lost
Philadelphia St. Louis, 10; Philadel
Brooklyn Chicago, 9; Brooklyn, 2.
Boston Boston, 7; Pittsburg, 3.
New York New York, 8; Clncln
Detroit Boston, 4; Detroit, 2.
Chl-ago Chicago, 11; Phlladelphla.,9.
Cleveland Cleveland, 14; Washing
San Francisco Oakland, 3; Los. An
Sacramento San Francisco, 7; Sacra
THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BA",
PEOENIX, ARIZONA ',
Ptld-Up CipiUl, $100,090 Surplus and Undivided Profits, ISO.OOO .
E. B. Gage, Prc.' T. W. Pemberton, Vlco Prc.
Steel-lined Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit Boxes. General Banklnr Business. Dra
3 all prlnclcal cities oil he world. Directors Jas. A. Fleming. C. J. Ball, G. B. rfi
. N.Gago.V Hcyman, F. M. Murphy, D. M. Ferry, K. B.Gane. T. W. Pemberton.
HOME SAYINGS BAM AND TRUST-
PHOENIX, ARIZONA. 1
CHAULK3 F. AINSWORTH, President S, M. McCOWAN, Vic Presld.
R. H. GREENE, Betretair
Authjrued Capital $100,000 Hours 9 a. m. to 3 p.m.
Interest on deposits, it oommlnlon on loans. Hcok II. Parcc, Cashier and Tr
blrectors-Cnarles F. AUsworth, S.M.McCowan, Hugh H.Price, W.C.Foster, K. )
Neither Side Shows Dis
position to Give In
Another Will Be Held To.Oay, But No
Hope of An Agreement Is Held
Out It Is Beportdd From
the Headquarters of the Ma
chinists That Their Cause Must
New York, May 23. The executive
board ot the striking machinists decid
ed today to reject the proposition vmade
by t,ho employers at the conference hejd
yesterday In the Astor house, Vhleh
committees from both sides atteiided.
The employers will not meet again
until tomorrow. When thev do it Is.sald
they In turn will reject tho propositions
of the unionists. ,
STRIKERS CONFIDENT. "
Washington, May 23. There are sev
eral hundred additions to the ranlj) of
the strikers. Two score firms signing
the agreement with the men, leading,
approximately, 30,000 'still- out, Is, the
summary of the strike situation1 today.
President O'Connell of the Machinists'
association says the prospects o,' the
fiucccES of the strikers are brlgh', and
by Monday practically all the men will
be back at work, with the strike 'ron.
FIRE SWEEPS POLISH TOWN.
St. Petersburg, May 23. Five hun
dred houses and numerous public, build
ings have been destroyed by lire at
Brest-Lltovsk, Russian Poland. No
loss of life Is reported.
FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.
Men Who Tried to Defraud
London. May 23. Fry andjjEvoretr,
tho tivn men chnrctvl with defraud inir
by forging documents" purporting
represent largo shipments or gold ore
which-never existed, having been ion
vleted, were sentenced, today to j five
j cars' Imprisonment at 'hard labor,!
A VIRGINIA ELECTION
To Choose Delegates to a Constita
tioB&l Convention. '
Richmond, Va May 23. A sreclal
election Is In progress throughou : the
state today for the purpose of selecting
delegates to the forthcoming constitu
tional convention. The conventlor will
assemble the 12th of next month to
formulate a new state constitution, tho
chief features of which will be pro
visions for cutting down the negro fran
chise and separating the school, tax
funds Into two parts, one for the miln
tcnance of the colored schools and the
other for the excluslvelf white educa
tional Institutions. Today's electloa Is
notable for the number of prominent
men among the candidates. The n jm
lnees of the democratic party Include
Senator John W. Daniel, President Mc
Ilwalne of Hampden Sidney college t nd
I numerous other men of prominence In
political, educational or proressioi-al
DEATH OF BX-GOV. TANNER, i
Springfield, III., May 23. Former
Governor John R. Tanner died today
from rheumatism of the heart. i
SUNK IN SOO RIVER. 'I
Fast Freighter S. D. Ewing Goes Dorm
Off Nine Mile Point.
Detroit, Mich., May 23. A dfspatch
wa3 received at tho office of the Star
Line company this morning reporting
the sinking of the fast freight steam
boat, S. D. Ewing, In the Soo river, not
far from Nine Mile Point. The vessel
belongs to the Corrlgan fleet, and Is
said to be lying In fifteen feet of
THE NORTHWESTERN FLOATED.
for 'Montreal Sister
Has Passed .Rapids.
Ogdensburg, N. Y., May 23.
steamshlp Northwestern, from C
to Liverpool, which collided '
dredge below the Galoup Rap'
ran ashore, has been floated a.
cleared for Montreal. The thlr.
ship Northman has gone
through the rapids, drawing ?
teet. . J
C.J. Hall, Cashier. L. B. Larimer, An j